Emirates unveils $9 bln order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Emirates unveiled a $9 billion order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. (File photo: Reuters)

The UAE’s largest airline Emirates unveiled a $9 billion order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners on Wednesday, paving the way for a 16 percent reduction in orders for the delayed 777X airliner to 126 aircraft following intense last-minute talks during the Dubai Airshow.

The order shake-up completes a fleet review at the host chairman carrier that also saw Europe's Airbus leave the largest Middle East air show with a mixed result in wide-body orders from the world's largest buyer of wide-body long-haul jets.

Emirates tentatively ordered 40 Dreamliners in 2017 but “tough” talks to finalize the order this week had hinged on negotiations over the fate of a massive separate order for 150 777X after the latter ran into delays.
 

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